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In this video we’ll take a look at the 5 best related post plugins in WordPress. An easy way to show site visitors more of
your articles is to add related posts that they might be interested in reading and here
are the top ones to use on your site. #1 is yet another related posts plugin or
YARPP and this one is the more popular plugin to use. It has great built in algorithm
for finding related posts for your visitors. It has a great templating system and the ability
to show post thumbnails. On the downside it’s a bit resource intensive for large sites. It also it doesn’t work with WordPress multilingual plugin and unfortunately it’s blocked by some managed WordPress hosting providers like WPEngine. The next one is contextual related posts which
is for text only related posts and it works right out of the box. However there is no templating
system and hosting providers have blocked it as well, because like YARPP it’s resource
intensive for large sites. The next one is related posts for WordPress
plugin which focuses on performance and doesn’t slow your site down, but if you’ve used some
of the other plugins, you might be missing some of the extra features that they provide. #4 is yuzo related posts and
it has a comprehensive set of features like thumbnail views, horizontal views, built in
cache and more. It’s very easy to use and setup. The downside
is it’s not a lightweight plugin even though it’s fast. And #5 is the inline related posts plugin. And this
plugin will show related content inside the article when users are more engaged instead
of at the bottom. The only downside is if you want to display things at the bottom you’ll have
to install another plugin to do that which can be more resource intensive. Now as a bonus tip…as you’ve noticed, many of
these related posts plugins are resource intensive but you can use the manual related posts plugin.
If you have time to use it, this lets you manually setup the related posts yourself
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